Birkenhead is located within the Borough of Wirral, a peninsula with the famous Mersey River on one side and River Dee on the other, both leading into the Irish Sea.
Birkenhead has a wide selection of accommodation to suit all needs and budgets. Whether you would like to base yourself within the bustling town, rest your head in a sleepy village or wake up by the seaside there is something to suit all tastes. Alternatively you may want to base yourself in the nearby cities of Liverpool and Cheshire.
Take the family to Birkenhead Park, a great place for walks, fishing and family activities. It is said Birkenhead Park was used as a template for New York’s Central Park, which was designed by American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead following a visit to Birkenhead in 1850.
Boasting over 300 indoor and outdoor stalls, Birkenhead Market will have something to grab your attention. Sample some of the fresh produce from the local artisan stalls.
If you enjoy golf then a trip to nearby Hoylake is well worth a visit. Located on the northern tip of the Wirral Peninsula it is home to the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, a world famous links course having hosted past British Open Championships. Besides the golf there is a bustling nightlife in town coupled with several fine restaurants and pubs making for a perfect destination if you wished to combine a golf break with the traditional charm of an English seaside resort.
Football fans will not be disappointed when visiting Birkenhead with two world famous football clubs, Liverpool and Everton, close by. If the opportunity presents itself take in a game and experience the passionate atmosphere of match day.
Day Trip to Liverpool
Explore nearby Liverpool with its unique attractions coupled with the largest collection of museums and galleries in the UK, making culture and heritage the very heart of the city. A visit to the Museum of Liverpool will provide you with great insight into the city’s history. Alternatively if it’s modern art that interests you a visit to the Tate Liverpool is a must.
Learn the story of the city’s most famous band, The Beatles, with a tour, starting with the band’s humble beginnings at the famous Cavern Club, said to be the birthplace of the band.
Cheshire and Chester
The county of Cheshire has something for everyone, with over 20 stunning gardens making it perfect for a stroll, an ideal way to enjoy a summer’s day outdoors. A popular choice for filmmakers and TV producers, explore some of these stunning locations seen in TV programmes and movies.
The city’s walls are an amazing piece of history and a must see if visiting Chester; a fantastic way to see this beautiful city with some lovely views to enjoy along the way.
Chester Cathedral has beautiful stained glass and carvings to explore, along with its recently opened falconry adding to the experience. There is so much to see and admire in the building and even with visitors walking around there is still a reassuring air of peacefulness and serenity.